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18.12.2015 Wheel Chair Sports Western Australia 
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Photographer - Travis Hayto PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA 
7th December 2015

Wheelchair Basketball Showcase 2015

The wheelchair basketball showcase was held on Monday, December 7, at Forrest Place in the Perth CBD and featured a number of games, including a politicians’ match that pitted elected representatives from Western Australia’s Liberal and Labor parties against each other. The Minister for Disability Services Hon Helen Morton MLC participated in a coaching capacity, […]

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18.12.2015 State Comp Web

Summer League 2015 Results

The 2015 Wheelchair Basketball Summer League is all wrapped up and BOHICA have come out on top ahead by two points over Beach Muscles. The rest of the season’s winners are: Top Points Scorer: Matt Hutchins – Dunkin’ Donuts (118pts) Aaron Wright – Beach Muscles (115pts) Mark Genovese – BOHICA (75pts)     MVP: Aaron […]

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Be Active Perth Wheelcats Host Invitational Games

Over the first two weeks in December, Perth hosted a visiting Japanese Invitational side – “All Kinki”, coached by former Wheelcat – Hiroshi Iwano. Hiroshi played an important role for the Be Active Perth Wheelcats in the 2003 NWBL season where he gained selection into the All-Star 5 and then continued to be a key […]

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18.12.2015 Christmas Party Web

WSWA Christmas Party 2015

The 2015 Annual Wheelchair Sports WA Christmas Party will definitely go down in history as the wettest on record! Despite fears that the Party would need to be cancelled due to torrential rain and high winds, the weather gradually subsided as the party progressed. Party-goers had to satisfy their need for speed on the bumper cars […]

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18.12.2015 Christmas Flyer Web

Merry Christmas from Wheelchair Sports WA!

Wheelchair Sports WA would like to wish all of its Members and Supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The WSWA office will be open over the Festive period apart from the Public Holidays. N.B. The  Herb Graham Recreation Centre will be running reduced hours over the festive period and the main stadium […]

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25.11.2015 Aths Web

Athletics Come ‘N Try

A host of new talents were unearthed on November 21st when Athletics WA hosted a Come and Try day for interested WSWA members at the WA Athletics Stadium. Many Wheelchair Sports WA junior members were present to try a range of new sports including chair and ambulant track, seated and ambulant throwing and even long […]

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WSWA Sports Star of the Year Awards 2015

Wheelchair Sports WA’s 20th Annual Awards dinner was held to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our Athletes who participate at the highest levels of competition. Hosted by the Fremantle Sailing Club on November 7th the night saw nearly 120 athletes, members, supporters and VIPs come together to celebrate the achievements of our elite level […]

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29.10.2015 PowerliftingWeb

IPC Powerlifting National Championships 2015

October recently saw Powerlifters Ben Wright and Nang Nguyen making their annual pilgrimage to Brisbane for the IPC Powerlifting National Championships. This being the first chance both boys have had to compete this year, both Ben and Nang were eager to prove they hadn’t been resting on their laurels in their time away from the […]

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29.10.2015 FootballWeb

Paralympic Footballers Tackle Coffs Harbour

The WA Paralympic Football team again travelled to the National Paralympic Soccer National Championships, held in Coffs Harbour, NSW. The team were unfortunately struck down with several last minute changes to the squad due to medical complications and therefore adopted a NSW player as their own.       The squad consisted of: Patrick Amato […]

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29.10.2015 FamilyCamp Web

WSWA Family Camp 2015

Family Camp The annual Wheelchair Sports WA Family Camp was held over the weekend of October 23rd – 25th and was a terrific weekend for all involved both newer members and experienced WSWA campers. Friday The families began arriving down at Woodman Point in Munster late on the Friday afternoon to settle into their rooms […]

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29.10.2015 RollersWeb

Heartbreak and Elation for Gliders and Rollers

There has been a mixed result at the AOZ Qualifying tournament ahead of the 2016 Paralympics with the Australian Rollers winning the gold medal in the men’s competition while the Australian Gliders just missed out on a spot in next year’s Paralympics with a heartbreaking loss to China. The Rollers officially booked their place in […]

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29.10.2015 Priya Web

Priya Swims Into Hall of Fame

WSWA Member Priya Cooper has been bestowed the ultimate honour in Australian Sport by being inducted into Sport Australia’s Hall of Fame. Article taken from Sport Australia’s official website: The feats of Priya Cooper OAM stand up against almost any Australian who has ever graced the pool – but her time as a golden girl […]

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28.10.2015 AndrewConorWeb

Andrew and Conor Break the Boundary

Andrew Liddawi wrote his place into the history books when he became the first person ever to contest an Australian mountain-bike event on a hand-powered tricycle in the 2013 edition of the Cape to Cape MTB stage race. Now the driving force behind Break the Boundary – a not-for-profit organisation, information resource and website that […]

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26.10.2015 Bowls Web

2015 Multibowl National Championships

Article provided by Bowls WA: Original article Attending from WA: Joe Davey (Fremantle), Steve Murray (Scarborough), Greg Power (Guilderton) What an exciting week the WA State Disability Team had at the 2015 Multibowl National Championships!  Hard fought games against the best Australia has to offer in the area of physical disabilities proved to be inspirational on […]

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25.09.2015 Telethon Stories Web

Junior Members Share Their Stories

Wheelchair Sports WA is very proud to have seen many incredible members come through the organisation right from the junior level and go on to achieve great things. However it is very rare that we really sit back and hear feedback from our members first hand about their experiences with WSWA. If you or someone you […]

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25.09.2015 Brant Web

WSWA Para-Triathletes Tackle Chicago

For the first time, Wheelchair Sports WA had two athletes compete at the World Triathlon Championships in Chicago, Brant Garvey and Nigel Young. Both athletes had tough races for different reasons but can be very proud of their accomplishments. Well done boys, you’ve done us proud! Race Report – Brant Garvey I’m back from the World […]

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Sports Star Awards 2015

We will be celebrating our 20th Annual Sports Star of the Year Awards at the Fremantle Sailing Club, on Saturday 7th November 2015. The Awards Dinner is the highlight of our social calendar. I encourage you to join with other Association members in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our athletes, volunteers and coaches with the […]

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28.08.2015 Wheelchair challenge Web 1

The Community Wheelchair Challenge Needs You!

The Community Wheelchair Challenge is now entering the back end of 2015 and has already raised over $50,000 for our Charity but we still need your support! With 40 Challenges undertaken so far comprising of staff, members and supporters and a few have sent in their thoughts on their time spent in the chairs.   […]

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State League Grand Finals – 2015

Sunday 16th August saw the State Wheelchair Basketball A Grade and B Grade Grand Finals being played. In the B Grade finalists were last year’s silver medallists, Brute Force looking to go one better against first season team Dunkin Donuts while A Grade saw reigning premiers BOHICA take on Beach Muscles. Wheelchair Sports WA would like to thank […]

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Enforces take Bronze in overtime thriller!

The Asteron Life West Coast Enforcers have taken out bronze at the 2015 GIO Fierce 4 Rugby National Championships in a pulsating double over-time match with the Victoria Protect Thunder finishing the match 57-55.   After months of hard work and training the West Coast squad assembled in Perth for a training camp to prepare […]

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Be Active Western Stars rise to Silver in WNWBL finals

Over the weekend of the 7th August through to the 9th August, Perth hosted the 2015 Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League Finals series. Friday evening, in the opening game of the finals series, the Kilsyth Cobras from Melbourne overcame the Minecraft Comets from Queensland, earning a ticket straight to Sundays Grand-final. The second semi-final of […]

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04.08.2015 Stars Web

WNWBL Finals Weekend

Head down to the Herb Graham Recreation Centre to support our Be Active Western Stars and check out all the fantastic Women’s Wheelchair Basketball talent from across the country! The weekend commences with a 6pm clash this Friday (August 7th) and the Stars will play their first game following this, at 8pm. Full game times […]

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04.08.2015 Stars - Web

WNWBL Round 4 Update

The WNWBL returned for round 4 over the 10th-12th July, it saw WA win 2 out of 4 games and secure their spot in the finals. The Be Active Western Stars starting line-up was bolstered by: Amber Merritt, Sarah Vinci, Georgia Inglis and Natalie Alexander all of whom have just returned from playing for the […]

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29.07.2015 Badminton Web

Para-Badminton Debuts in WA!

Wheelchair Sports WA and Badminton Western Australia have held a join Para-Badminton Come and Try day for our members on July 26th and everyone who was able to make it had a terrific time! Seven WSWA members made it along, while 5 had played Badminton before to some degree for two it was a new […]

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29.07.2015 Rugby - Web

2015 Murderball Cup Fundraiser

A new fundraising initiative for the West Coast Enforcers Wheelchair Rugby program saw nine able bodied teams register to face off in a full day of high octane, full contact Wheelchair Rugby action! The concept was driven by Stephen Walton from Mach1 Fight Club and Iain Waite from UWA Rugby, in conjunction with the Enforcers […]

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28.07.2015 Devils Web

U25 Devils Return with Silver

The U25 Australian Devils won silver in the U25 World Championships held from 30th June to the 6th July. WA had four representatives: Amber Merritt, Georgia Inglis, Natalie Alexander and Sarah Vinci, all of whom returned from the 2011 U25 Australian Devils World Championship Team. This year the World Championships were held in Beijing, China. The […]

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29.06.2015 WC Challenge Web

Wheelchair Challenge 2015

BACKGROUND Our inaugural Wheelchair Challenge (“The Challenge”) held last year focussed on the Corporate sector. The Challenge will be expanded in 2015 to include a Community Wheelchair Challenge. The aim of both Wheelchair Challenges is to raise much needed funds to support the important work we do in providing social, recreational and sporting opportunities for […]

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26.06.2015 Offroad Web

Off Road Paracycling: Try the Trail

Five Wheelchair Sports WA members attended a “Try the Trail” event on a 9km stretch of the Munda Biddi Trail, in Mundaring, for their first off-road riding experience and had a terrific experience. The event was a follow on from the Off-Road “Come and Try” held in April where many members tried out the equipment […]

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26.06.2015 Enforcers Web

West Coast Enforcers Get Fierce in Melbourne

Our West Coast Enforcers descended on an Arctic Caroline Springs Leisure Centre as they competed in the 2015 Fierce 4 Rugby Melbourne Challenge. Joining WA’s Nick Peters, Dane Kinder, Robyn Lambird-Walton and Aaron Camm were Japanese international Diasuke Ikezaki, Australian international and Paralympic gold medallist Cameron Carr along with South Australian Matt Mitchell. With a […]

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23.06.2015 RollersGliders Web

WSWA Members Back in Green and Gold

The Australian Rollers have announced a squad of 20 players in preparation for the AOZ qualification tournament in Japan from October 7-18. Of the 12 Asian/Oceanic teams competing in the tournament, the top three will book themselves a spot for Rio next year. Wheelchair Sports WA members: Justin Eveson, Shaun Norris, Adam Deans and Michael […]

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29.05.2015 Print

Be Active Perth Wheelcats Withdraw from NWBL 2015

Please see below a formal statement from Wheelchair Sports WA CEO Raymond Yong regarding the reasons behind the withdrawal of our Be Active Perth Wheelcats from the 2015 National Wheelchair Basketball Season. Statement from Wheelchair Sports WA CEO Raymond Yong 20150529 Statement from Be Active Perth Wheelcats Players and Coaches 20150604

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29.05.2015 Super Series - Web

Super Series 2014/15 – Seasons Close

The WSWA “Super Series” is the Association’s own in-house competition that is run across three different sports: Athletics, Para-Cycling and Swimming. As these sports are all individual sports, the Super Series is a way of bringing all of the athletes together and to help recognise their improvements and achievements. The Super Series compares individual’s personal […]

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29.05.2015 Scuba - Web

WSWA Members Get Scuba Certified

Six of our members have now completed their Scuba Certification under the tutelage of Ash and Kamila of DiveUnlimited, certified by Disabled Divers International.  With the support of Scuba Imports and the Fremantle Sailing Club two of our members were able to spend Sunday the 23rd of May diving off a boat near Rottnest Island. […]

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29.05.2015 Stars - Web

WNWBL – Shooting Stars!

Our Be Active Western Stars have performed admirably over the first two rounds of the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League, winning five of their eight games to hold outright second on the ladder, and look well placed to put in a good showing for the Perth based finals series held August 7th – 9th. The […]

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29.05.2015 Quiz - Web

Quiz Night 2015

The evening of Saturday May 16th saw the Wheelchair Sports WA annual Quiz Night for 2015 and the night was a huge success! Wheelchair Sports WA would like to thank our quizmasters Kerry and Yogi for hosting, Brett Cole and the scouts for running the floor, all of our generous donors as well as the […]

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01.05.2015 KCC - Web

Black Ducks Bring Home Silver!

On Tuesday the 14th April our 2015 Kevin Coombs Cup junior team travelled to Ballarat in Victoria to compete against the other states for a national junior title. The first day saw us come up against Victoria and a tough QLD senior side. The games were close but WA proved too strong for Victoria coming […]

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30.04.2015 Off-road Web

Members Head Off-Road!

This ANZAC weekend saw ten Wheelchair Sports WA members headed out to Sculpture Park in Mundaring to have a go on our Off-Road Handcycle equipment for the first time! Alongside our participating members, we also had a large number of family and friends down, many of which also got involved, as well as some other supporters who […]

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23.04.2015 Cycling Web

Para-cyclists Power to Gold

The National Para-cycling Championships were held at Angle Vale about 40Km North of Adelaide over the weekend of 18th -19th April 2015.  The courses were slightly undulating on uneven coarse asphalt roads within the farming community and were not closed to traffic. Wheelchair Sports WA was represented by three members Nigel Barley (H4), Andrew Bannister […]

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23.04.2015 Swimming Web

Swimming Nationals Wrap Up

Wheelchair Sports WA has a rich history of helping produce and support some World Class swimmers right from learning to swim, through to winning Gold at a Commonwealth Games or Paralympics. WSWA’s current crop of swimmers look set to follow with several of our junior athletes: Ben Popham, Liam Smith, Guy Harrison-Murray , Amy Ralph […]

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27.03.2015 Black Ducks Web

Black Ducks Go 3 on 3!

Coaches Report: The Black Ducks have been at it again with some preparation leading in to the Nationals. Following discussions surrounding the new player agreements and the need for a WSWA community approach to generating funds in the years to come, The Black Ducks have tried their hand at a new idea. Using the talents […]

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25.03.2015 Wa Weekender Web 1

Wheelchair Sports on Your Screens!

  On Sunday 22nd at 5.30pm the WA Weekender program on Channel 7 featured a story on Wheelchair Sports WA showing off a number of our sports and athletes. It was a tremendous story which included wheelchair basketball and rugby, as well as handcycling and wheelchair tennis. In addition to a few of our sports programs […]

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Junior Camp 2015

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp in Hillarys was the site of our 2015 Junior Camp, run from March 13th to March 15th. All reports suggest everyone who attended had an awesome time experiencing a wide range of fun activities! Having not used this site before we knew there were going to be challenges, one of which […]

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27.02.2015 KCC Web

2015 Black Ducks Squad Announced!

The WA Black Ducks are Western Australia’s junior Wheelchair Basketball team and on the 14th of April they will be heading over to Ballarat to contend in the Kevin Coombes Cup, where they’ll compete for a national title! WA’s Black Ducks have a proud history of success having won 2 national titles, and have competed in the grand final for […]

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Wheelchair Sports Underwater!

Wheelchair Sports WA’s first foray into Scuba Diving Certification got under way on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of February, with two of our members taking part. Joel and Phelim will complete their certification in early March, and from there we will look to certify the next wave of member’s in line to […]

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13.02.2015 Tennis Web

Wheelchair Tennis Come and Try

On Saturday 7th Feb, the 2015 Wheelchair Tennis calendar started with a bang with a fantastic Come and Try day hosted by Tennis West at the State Tennis Centre. Members were treated to an insight into Tennis royalty as the session was overseen by Wheelchair Tennis legend – David Hall. After a brief introduction and […]

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06.02.2015 tele

WSWA join the Telethon Family!

Wheelchair Sports WA are very pleased to announce that Telethon have come on board to help support our Junior programs this year! Since the first Telethon on Channel 7 on November 29 1968, Telethon has raised over $179 million and provided much needed financial assistance to a significant number of charitable organisations, children’s hospitals and […]

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Great Start to 2015 for Connor

The first day of competition was on Saturday, where I played in the open standing singles and open standing doubles. In the singles I came 2nd in my  round robin group, which allowed me to advance to the 2nd round where I played Rory Carroll a class 11  from Victoria. We played a tight 5 […]

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Summer Down Under Oz Day 10km

On a drizzly Australia day in Sydney Madison de Rizario, Nigel Young and Justine Dawson lined up to undertake the Oz Day 10km wheelchair road race through the Rocks. For Nigel Young and Justine Dawson (coached by Blanche Herbert) it was their first ever attempt at the race against a strong international field including Madi, […]

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